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Aaron’s practice focuses on environmental review of development projects, land use issues, and regulatory compliance counseling. His experience includes advising clients with respect to environmental due diligence during real estate transactions, working with property owners and environmental consultants on complex New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program projects, guiding developers through renewable energy permitting, and assisting clients with building-systems environmental issues such as lead-based paint and water treatment systems.

After earning an Environmental and Natural Resources Law LL.M. in 2017, Aaron practiced environmental law as an assistant city attorney for four years. During this time, he worked on projects related to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Clean Water Act Section 404 dredge-and-fill permitting, infrastructure relocation agreements, infrastructure connection agreements with neighboring municipalities, easement acquisitions, trying cases to verdict, and real estate acquisitions with associated due diligence.

“Environmental Law: Developments in the Law of SEQRA,” Co-Author

For: Syracuse Law Review Vol. 73, No. 717

Article Title: Developments in the Law of SEQRA

July 2023

“Defining Professionalism and Why It Matters,” Co-Author

For: The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 44, No. 11; Co-Author(s): Hon. Robert D. Hawthorne, Aaron B. Goldman

November 2015

“H.B. 18-1128: Protections for Consumer Data Privacy,” Co-Author

For: Colorado Municipal League, CLE; Co-Author(s): Aaron B. Goldman et al.


GES 120: “Water Sustainability in the Western US,” Guest Lecturer

For: Colorado State University (Guest Lecturer)

2019 - 2021

NYC Local Law 97 Remains In Effect After Appellate Decision In Glen Oaks Case

On May 16, 2024, the New York Appellate Division, First Department, reversed in part the trial court decision that dismissed the challenge to ...

2023 Update on Federal and New York City Lead-Based Paint Laws

This year has seen notable changes and clarifications to Federal and New York City lead-based paint standards for residential properties. These provisions relate to lead paint investigations, testing, remediation, and penalties that may impact compliance planning for building owners and managers. Because these legal changes were adopted after SPR’s ...

New York Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to Local Law 97

On October 30, 2023, the New York Supreme Court, New York County dismissed a significant legal challenge to New York City’s building emissions law, Local Law 97 of 2019. The decision provides clarity to the NYC real estate community that Local Law 97 is valid, enforceable, and constitutional. The law’s greenhouse gas (GHG) ...

Building Owners Sue NYC to Challenge Local Law 97

Marking the first legal challenge to NYC Local Law 97 of 2019 (Local Law 97) since its enactment, a group of building cooperatives, residents, shareholders, and a real estate company (Plaintiffs) sued the City of New York, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB), and the ...

University of Denver Sturm College of Law, LL.M., 2017

University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2013, cum laude

University of Florida, B.A., 2010, cum laude

New York, 2022

United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 2014

Colorado State, 2014

New York State Bar Association, Environmental & Energy Law Section, Member

New York State Bar Association, LGBTQ Law Section, Member

New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute (NYCELLI)

New York City Bar Association Environmental Law Committee

Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee, Member

Colorado LGBTQ Bar Association, Member

Colorado Bar Association Environmental Law Section, Member

Environmental Law Institute, Member